The Student Advisory Board (SAB) serves as an advocacy group and coalition of young artists committed to uniting the diverse groups of students here at MYAC. Since its founding in 2019, the Student Advisory Board has worked to connect First Stage and MYSO students through virtual events and social media while also advocating on behalf of the larger student body to MYAC leadership.
At the start of the pandemic the students responded by launching an Instagram page (@mke_youth_arts_center) to stay connected virtually. Among other highlights, the students used their experiences in last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests to highlight black artists that have made significant, but often overlooked, contributions to the arts community. They have also used Instagram to get the word out about a variety of events they have hosted.
Over the past year the Student Advisory Board has:
Crucial to the Students’ advocacy work has been their leadership of a design study for the MYAC construction project. The SAB worked with the architectural firm Dreambuilders MKE, to engage a variety of stakeholders in a study that gathered input on new spaces at MYAC. Their findings are helping ensure that the facility’s renovated space will best serve the community of artists that call MYAC Home.
The Student Advisory Board is recruiting a new class of members! If you or your student are interested in making a positive impact in our community of young artists, please email Chris Due (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about how to get involved!